How to Prepare for Disaster

How to Prepare for Disaster

September is National Preparedness Month. Even as I type those words, it feels like I am “a day late and a dollar short” because of Hurricane Harvey and the devastation in Houston.  However, there are now fires in the Northwest, flooding in the South, and another...
How to Know When it is Time to Hire an Employee

How to Know When it is Time to Hire an Employee

Making the decision when to hire an employee or additional employees can be difficult.   There are many questions you need to answer before hiring someone.  Can you afford an employee?  It can be challenging to decide the skills you need to give you the biggest return...
Fireworks & 5 Reasons You Should Be Early

Fireworks & 5 Reasons You Should Be Early

Early Fireworks? I love fireworks and all kinds of events with fireworks.  Every year City of Allen, Texas hosts a Summer Party called Allen USA.  The celebration is complete with bands, crafts, games, inflatable slides, food, and fireworks.  It has all of the big...

Organizing @ Work with Evernote

Organizing @ Work with Evernote Learn how to work smarter, go paperless and run your business using Evernote in this step by step workshop! Do you spend more than a few minutes looking for documents & data? Do you feel you could be more productive at work if you...
12 Tips for Working at Home Productively

12 Tips for Working at Home Productively

Working at home can be a huge job benefit, but it also can increase your stress level.    It does not matter if you are self-employed or if you work for a corporation, people who work from home have some specific challenges.  The increase in stress can be caused by...
7 Steps for Spring Cleaning Your Office

7 Steps for Spring Cleaning Your Office

Spring Cleaning is in the air!  The warmer temperatures, colorful flowers and breezy days are all the season’s signs of refreshment and renewal.  The spring season beckons me to organize closets, work in the yard, plant flowers and spruce up my home. You can do a...

Fall Back This Weekend! How will you Spend Your Hour?

Fall Back! This weekend we move our clocks back an hour to end Daylight Savings Time.  So, it is time to back up the clock an hour.  We say “fall back” to help us remember how the clock changes.   While I am not a big fan of the shorter days of winter, I...

Evernote and TaskClone Gave this Executive back his Weekends!

Last week, I met with an company executive of a large company regarding Evernote.  I discovered he hit the ground running with Evernote.  He had been using it to take all of his meeting notes with his team.  Throughout the summer, he used Evernote to collect all of...

Disable Notifications to Save Time, Energy and Focus

  What is constantly begging for your attention, and what gets your attention?  Those pesky pop-ups, bells, and whistles to notify us of a new email, Facebook message or news article get our attention.  Turning them off on your desktop, tablet and phone can save you...

5 Quick Office Organizing Tips (with the biggest time-savings)

              It is our 5th Anniversary!  We are celebrating our 5th anniversary this month!   Woo-hoo!! In the spirit of our 5th birthday, I am sharing my top 5 quick office organizing tips which have the biggest time saving pay-off.  My...

Back to School Organizing Tips

The weeks, days and hours leading up to going back to school can be chaotic, busy and overwhelming. The following back to school organizing tips for your kids, your schedule and your home will help you transition into the school year easily . First, prepare your kids...

How I Use the AnyList™ App to Stay Organized

I was talking with a friend of mine last week about grocery lists, gift lists and shopping.  The conversation with my friend has prompted me to share with you one of the organization tools I use the most to help me stay organized. My friend and I were talking about...